Live results: Iowa men’s wrestling takes on Nebraska

The No. 2 Hawkeyes host the No. 10 Cornhuskers on Friday at 8:05 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.


Daniel McGregor-Huyer

Iowa head coach Tom Brands watches a 141-pound match between No.2 Real Woods and No.6 Frankie Tal-Scharar during a dual between Iowa and Northwestern at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Jan. 14, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 27-9.

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter

The No. 2 Iowa men’s wrestling squad will take on No. 10 Nebraska on Friday at 8 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes are 10-0 on the season and 3-0 in the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers are 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference. 

Iowa has claimed victory in the last 13 meetings against Nebraska and leads the all-time series, 35-10-1. 

Friday’s projected lineups feature two top-10 bouts at 125 and 141 pounds.

Iowa’s top-ranked Spencer Lee will battle Nebraska’s third-ranked Liam Cronin at 125 pounds to open the dual meet. Then at 141 pounds, the Hawkeyes’ second-ranked Real Woods will face the Cornhusker’s fifth-ranked Brock Hardy.

125 POUNDS: No. 1 Spencer Lee (IA) over No. 3 Liam Cronin (NEB) via fall

Lee started off the dual on a high note for the Hawkeyes with his fifth consecutive fall and 47th straight dual meet victory. Lee pinned Cronin in 38 seconds. In 2019-20, Lee pinned Cronin in 54 seconds.

Iowa leads Nebraska, 6-0.

133 POUNDS: Brody Teske (IA) over Kyle Burwich (NEB) via decision

Teske trailed, 2-1, heading into the second period after giving up a takedown in the first. Teske was on the bottom for the majority of the second period before earning a reversal in the last 30 seconds to take the lead, 3-2.

Teske scored another takedown in the third and milked down Burwich’s riding time to take the match, 5-2.

Iowa leads Nebraska, 9-0.

141 POUNDS: No. 2 Real Woods (IA) over No. 4 Brock Hardy (NEB) via decision

Hardy struck first with a takedown, but Woods responded with a reversal and two-point near fall to lead, 4-2, after the first period. Woods’ four-point near fall in the first period was taken off the board after a successful challenge by Nebraska head coach Mark Manning.

Woods earned a two-point reversal 50 seconds into the second period. Hardy scored a takedown in the final seconds of the third period but Woods prevailed, 6-4.

Iowa leads Nebraska, 12-0.

149 POUNDS: No. 7 Max Murin (IA) over Dayne Morton (NEB) via fall

Murin mustered two takedowns to lead, 4-1, at the end of the first period. Murin then scored an escape and pinned Morton with 1:13 remaining in the second period. Murin now has a career-high five pins and 10 bonus-point victories on the season.

Iowa leads Northwestern, 18-0.

157 POUNDS:  No. 1 Peyton Robb over No. 21 Cobe Siebrecht (IA) via decision 

Robb led, 2-0, with 1:32 of riding time after the first period. Robb scored a reversal and takedown in the second to seal the deal, 7-2. Robb is now 18-0 on the season, while Siebrecht fell to 7-2.

Iowa leads Nebraska, 18-3.

165 POUNDS: No. 10 Patrick Kennedy (IA) over Bubba Wilson (NEB) via major decision 

Kennedy came out firing and scored a takedown almost immediately after the whistle. Kennedy earned another takedown on the edge in the second period. Kennedy didn’t let up in the third period, mustering three more takedowns and 2:43 of total riding time to win, 12-4.

Iowa leads Nebraska, 22-3.

174 POUNDS: No. 2 Mikey Labriola (NEB) over No. 16 Nelson Brands (IA) via decision 

The first period was scoreless. Labriola scored a takedown in the third period to go up, 3-1. Brands earned an escape to narrow the gap but couldn’t muster a takedown and fell, 3-2.

Iowa leads Nebraska, 22-6.

184 POUNDS: No. 8 Abe Assad (IA) over No. 16 Lenny Pinto (NEB) via decision

Pinto got on the board first with a takedown. Assad tallied an escape and takedown in the second period to take a 4-2 advantage. Pinto knotted it at four in the third, but another takedown by Assad propelled him to a 6-5 victory. The victory marked the 50th win of Assad’s collegiate career.

Iowa leads Nebraska, 25-6.

197 POUNDS: No. 8 Jacob Warner (IA) over No. 22 Silas Allred (NEB) via decision 

The 197-pound match was scoreless through the first two periods, but Warner mustered 1:38 of riding time. Allred scored a takedown in the third to take the lead, 2-1, but Warner earned an escape and kept 1:30 of riding time to win, 3-2.

Iowa leads Nebraska, 28-6.

HEAVYWEIGHT: No. 3 Tony Cassioppi (IA) over Cale Davidson (NEB) via fall

Cassioppi mustered 2:29 of riding time and led, 3-0, at the end of the first period via takedown and a stalling call on Davidson. Cassioppi extended his lead to 8-1 in the second period with two more takedowns and another stall warning on Davidson.

Cassioppi kept his foot on the gas and closed out the dual meet with a fall with 21.5 seconds remaining in the third period. The fall marked Cassioppi’s 10th pin of the season.

FINAL: Iowa 34, Nebraska 6

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